Archeology at Ellwood

Archeology at Ellwood (HM8D0)

Location: Locust Grove, VA 22508 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 19.163', W 77° 43.903'

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— The Battle of the Wilderness —

The National Park Service acquired Ellwood in 1977. Since then, archeologists have conducted three studies of the site: test excavations around the base of the house (1978) and in the cellar (1979), and a geophysical survey of the grounds (1984). The excavations have identified the site of several structures and unearthed a wide variety of artifacts ranging from the 18th to the 20th century. The results of the geophysical survey suggest that there is much more to be found.

Many questions about Ellwood remain unanswered. Where were the slave cabins and other plantation dependencies? Did an earlier dwelling occupy the same site as the current structure? What was the extent of the garden? Future archeological digs may uncover the answers to these and other tantalizing questions.
HM NumberHM8D0
Placed ByFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Historical Park - National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 11:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261185 N 4244783
Decimal Degrees38.31938333, -77.73171667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.163', W 77° 43.903'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 9.78" N, 77° 43' 54.18" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 36420-36498 Constitution Hwy, Locust Grove VA 22508, US
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